My weekly ramble No. 30 Finally I get to share more of my happy place with you. Hopfen am See (Hopfen-by-the-lake) is a little lakeside village that belongs to Füssen. It’s located in the state of Bavaria and the Southeast of the Allgäu. Most people probably know Neuschwanstein, the castle that served as a model for the […]
My weekly ramble #29 If you read my post Q is for… (weekly ramble #26) you know that this was my second attempt to hike up Mount Umunhum. This time we found a parking spot and successfully hiked the 8.2. mile loop up and back down the legendary summit. It was perfect hiking […]
My weekly ramble #28 This morning I met up with three women from my meetup group. We went hiking in Los Gatos and had lunch at the Purple Onion Café after. Jo and her Monday walks have inspired me to end or start the week with a hike. That is why I’ve been trying to […]
My weekly ramble #27 No luck with Half Dome Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful places in California. It is part of my A to Z of California in “Y is for…”. And the Half Dome is probably the state’s most famous landmark. The hike up this legendary Dome is on my […]
My weekly ramble #26 and places in California In order to get ready for our big hiking adventure this weekend, my friend and I went for a training hike last Sunday. Originally we had planned to hike up to Mount Umunhum. Unfortunately the new road up to the top, as well as the access to […]
Weekly Ramble #25 It was time for another weekly ramble. Yesterday I finally crossed off another item off my California bucket list: The hike up to Mission Peak. From my house it’s approximately a 25-minute drive to Fremont (depending on the traffic). You can start from Stanford Ave. Staging Area, The parking here is free, […]
A camping weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park was the last adventure of our summer break. It took us about 3 hours too long to get there, because you know, Bay Area traffic sucks. It sucks in general and even more on a Friday afternoon. Nevertheless it was worth it as Camping in California […]
Summer in California Here are my summer favorites. It’s been a good summer so far. The first summer since 2013 that we didn’t travel to Germany for the summer break. My plan was to enjoy the endless Californian summer to the fullest. After we had to say goodbye to my parents (definitely not on my […]
The Hollywood Sign is a must see. Last Wednesday I fulfilled myself a long-sighted dream: My girls and I hiked up to the Hollywood Sign. To be precise, behind the Hollywood Sign. We stayed in LA for four days and after visiting Universal Studios on Tuesday, it was time for some nature and quietness. And the […]
Friday Link Love #2 This is my second weekly roundup and I loved collecting all the content for it. While I was having this post in mind all week, I probably even read more attentively. And I clipped like a maniac. Do you know what clipping is? Websites & Apps Well, I’ve started using Evernote in […]
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I’m Kathrin, a German who’s been living the last 9 years in the crazy world of Silicon Valley. Even though I love our life in California, I’m still missing Köln (Cologne) and the German lifestyle a lot. On this blog I share some of my stories and ruminate about what home really means. I’m a mother of two girls and the wife of an iSlave, a teacher, a social introvert and very passionate about the things I do.
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